Lake George Village Board calls for repeal of fireworks sale

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) – The Lake George Village Board is calling for Warren County supervisors to repeal legislation allowing the sale of small fireworks.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports fireworks have resulted in numerous complaints in the Adirondack resort town, as well as played a role in two local fires – one damaging a Kingsbury home and another in which a man placed spent fireworks in a truck that rekindled.

State law allows for certain types of small fireworks to be sold between the periods of June 1 to July 5 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 for counties that opt in.

A municipality cannot ban the sale or use of fireworks in a county that opted in.

Small fireworks remain banned in approximately half of New York’s 62 counties and New York City.


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